Calm water, warm weather, stunning scenery and no crowds. All come standard with every rental, so planning the perfect outing is a breeze. Simply choose an option below ... and we'll see you on the river!
Explore the renaissance of Downtown Napa and Oxbow Preserve at your own pace - where salt and fresh water meet. Paddle round-trip into the forested northern reach (2 miles) or carry-on to the confluence of Milliken Creek and back (4 miles). Upon your return enjoy convenient access to restaurants and shops above the dock. Along the way spot cliff swallows, kingfishers, otters, turtles and a variety of native birds that inhabit this riparian corridor.
Paddle along restored wetlands just a few miles south of downtown - where tidal estuary meets the Napa River Valley - including sweeping views of Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and Alta Heights/Coombsville AVA. Paddle up river to Tannery Bend or down river to Horseshoe Slough where you may explore the intricacies of the preserve - home to otter, spawning ground for striped bass, bald eagle, red-tail hawk, osprey, egrets & great blue herons.
We offer guided tours of the Napa River aboard traditional wooden whale boats modeled after those that carried early settlers to the Napa Valley from arriving ships in the San Francisco Bay. Paddle round trip into Drew's Slough and enjoy views of Mt. Veeder, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo and Atlas Peak embarking from a private boat launch. Or, ride the tide from the famed Los Carneros wine region to the Oxbow District of downtown Napa, passing through several different wine appellations and ecological zones visible in the nearby hills.
Perfect for small groups who want to paddle in one boat together or leave the paddling to your guide. *Kayak & SUP available upon request.
2-hour minimum rental. $89/half day $109/full day *add $10 for Tandem
Kayak or paddleboard? Single or double? Dogs or kids? Whatever your needs and paddling preference, we've got you covered with premium equipment from brands we love.
No oversized pool toys here. Only premium inflatables from POP Paddle Co, Kahuna and Red Paddle Co that offer a smooth, stable ride.
Try our standard "surf style" cruiser from POP and Glide or upgrade to a displacement hull board.
Our premium sit-atop kayaks offer comfort and stability perfect for flat water paddling.
Ride in comfort with 2 adults +1 child or dog on a premium sit-atop kayak from Crescent. Framed, elevated seats provide extra back support and keep you dry. Trademarked hull design improves glide!
Our fishing fleet includes the full lineup from Vibe: Cubera 120, Shearwater 125 & Yellowfin tandem fishing kayaks – all fully-outfitted with rod holders, bungee straps, paddle seating and dry wells.
Built for two, hands free! Hobie Outfitter was designed so everything you need is precisely where you want it; Handles, Hatches, Stowage Pockets, Drink Holders, Rod Holders and more.
The perfect spot for beginners, kids and anyone looking for effortless outdoor fun.
Calm, clean water and lots of it. Leave rough currents, heavy boat traffic and fog behind.
Surround yourself with wildlife, not wild crowds. You'll have the river all to yourself.
Your effortless escape on the Napa River is 3 steps away...
Choose a date, time and rental option.
Meet the NVP Crew at your launch site.
Enjoy a perfect day on the Napa River!